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Author: Vince Verbeke

  • Penn State Gamma Sigma Sigma and Circle K Mountain Work Parties

    Scenes from the trail during the Mount Nittany Conservancy volunteer work parties in October 2019. The first photo features nine women from Penn State Gamma Sigma Sigma, and the second photo features members of the Penn State Circle K chapter:

  • Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy Work Party

    Scenes from the trail during the Mount Nittany Conservancy volunteer work party with Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy. Saint Joe’s did a great job helping clear downed trees along the outer trail loop (until we ran out of oil for the chainsaw). They also did an amazing job clearing a few of the overlooks—specifically the Boalsburg,…

  • Le Mont: ‘The End of the Mountain’

    Le Mont: ‘The End of the Mountain’

    Anyone traveling to Mount Nittany’s trailhead for a scenic hike will have passed through a little Pennsylvania village named Lemont. Lemont is the community at the base of Mount Nittany. Or, perhaps another way of thinking of it is that Lemont is something like Mount Nittany’s base camp and is, in fact, the true start…

  • Mount Nittany and the Goodyear blimp

    Mount Nittany and the Goodyear blimp

    Steve Blake shared these photos of Mount Nittany earlier today, just hours prior to the Penn State/Ohio State Whiteout at Beaver Stadium.

  • Day of Caring 2017 Work Party

    Day of Caring 2017 Work Party

    On Oct 5, 2017 the Penn State Men’s Volleyball @PennStateMVBALL team rose up and assisted the Conservancy during the PNC Bank Day of Caring. 15 players from the team accomplished much in just 3 hours. The team was led by MNC volunteers John Mentzell, Troy Weston and Bob Andronici. Checked and cleared emergency access route from prison…

  • Centred Outdoors Hikes the Mountain

    Centred Outdoors Hikes the Mountain

    As part of the 2017 Centred Outdoors program, groups were given guided hikes to the Mike Lynch Overlook on Sunday, August 3 and Wednesday August 6, 2017. Escorted by Mt. Nittany Conservancy members, 115 hikers learned about the mountain as they climbed to the recently improved Mike Lynch Overlook. The weather both days was fantastic.…

  • Gamma Sig Tau and Bridge Initiative Work Party

    Gamma Sig Tau and Bridge Initiative Work Party

    The 9/17 work party was led by Troy Weston, Steve Lyncha and Chad Bell of the MNC with the assistance of volunteers from the Gamma Sig Tau Chapter service fraternity and The Bridge Initiative groups. The groups started out by clearing multiple downed trees across the Blue trail toward the top of the Mountain. Once on top, they continued…

  • Circle K & Council of Lionhearts Work Party

    Circle K & Council of Lionhearts Work Party

    The 9/11 Work Party was organized by Penn State University Park Circle K and Council of Lionhearts. Volunteers came from: Gamma Sigma Sigma Tau Chapter The Penn State Rotaract Club The Graduate and Professional Student Association To allow emergency responders open access to Mount Nittany trails, these fine volunteers cleared trails from the Rockview State Prison…

  • Alpha Phi Omega Work Party

    Alpha Phi Omega Work Party

    As they have many times before, on Saturday, September 3, 2014 a volunteer group from Alpha Phi Omega National Service Sorority assisted the Conservancy with trail maintenance. All hiked, worked hard and made great contribution! The group was led by MNC Directors Blake Gall and Bob Andronici.

  • Sixth Annual Mount Nittany Night

    The 6th Annul Mt. Nittany Night is Friday, June 24, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Mountain View Country Club. $40 per person for hors d’oeuvres and wine to celebrate the Mountain. All proceeds benefit the Mount Nittany Conservancy.

  • Patrick Scholl, Emeritus Board Member

    Patrick Scholl, Emeritus Board Member

    We have the saddest of news to share today. One of Mt. Nittany’s staunchest friends, Patrick Scholl, passed away on March 13, 2016. Patrick along with his wife Jan were great supporters of the Mountain. Patrick was a longtime Board Member, and served as Treasurer of the Conservancy from November 2001 to November 2008. Patrick,…

  • Newsletters, 2007-14

    Archives of our annual newsletters that ran from 2007-14. December 2014 December 2013 December 2012 December 2011 December 2010 December 2009 December 2008 December 2007

  • Work Party Nov 1, 2015 (Lion Ambassadors)

    Work Party Nov 1, 2015 (Lion Ambassadors)

    On Sunday, November 1, 2015 a volunteer group from the Penn State Lion Ambassadors assisted the Conservancy with some trail maintenance. The group was led by Mt. Ambassador Steve Lyncha. MNC Director Chad Bell and Mt. Ambassador Troy Weston also went up with the work party. The small but energetic group cleared brush/limbs along trails. They also removed several dead…

  • Work Party Oct 24, 2015 (Omega Phi Alpha)

    Work Party Oct 24, 2015 (Omega Phi Alpha)

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 saw the Omega Phi Alpha national service sorority assist the Conservancy with much needed trail maintenance. Photo #1 shows the entire team that worked cutting back brush and installing barriers to “erosion risk” areas on the Blue Trail. Photos #2 and #3 shows the smaller group that helped to install a new log seating bench on…

  • Day of Caring – Oct 1, 2015

    Day of Caring – Oct 1, 2015

    The Conservancy extends a THANK YOU and JOB WELL DONE to the volunteers who came out to Mt. Nittany during the annual Day of Caring. Volunteers from the following organizations donated their time and efforts on the Mountain. Penn State Federal Credit Union Thermo Fisher Scientific HRG, Inc 2015 Day of Caring – Penn State Federal Credit Union,…